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IRC client Hafsat Mustapha smiles at her son after receiving the good news that her son had achieved the desired weight and was discharging from hospital.
Protecting Milestones

Help parents see their children thrive

The IRC helps parents from Nigeria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria and beyond raise healthy children. Your donation will be triple-matched by a generous IRC donor and the UK government.


Delivering lasting impact

The IRC helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

We serve

people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters

We work

in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis

We respond

within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives

We resettle

refugees in the United States, whilst supporting refugee integration in the UK and Europe

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Press updates

Why the IRC

"I graduated as a Doctor and I'm doing some exams to get registered here. So hopefully, after this push from the [IRC's] RISE programme, it's going to be a good achievement after all.”

Refugee Doctor Abdul Rahaman

Refugee stories

  • People used to tell me, I wish I had your strength. I’ve been through a lot of hardships in my life, even if I fall down a hundred times, I’ll get back up again."
    Rahima fled Afghanistan with her five children to escaped death threats. Now in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, she’s raising awareness about COVID-19 and how people can stay safe from the virus.
  • Even though life is tough right now, I have hope that our future will be better, we are motivating our children to reach their dreams."
    22-year-old Misra is a teacher in Qoloji camp in the Somali region of Ethiopia where she lives with her two children. Not being able to pursue her own dreams of getting a PhD has made her determined to support future generations to have more opportunities.
  • My ultimate goal? To secure my kids’ future, let them live well and make them happy. Having my own business makes me feel free and happy, like I am an effective member of society."
    Tarek fled Syria in 2012. He started his own hairdressing salon in Jordan to support his family.